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The Possibilities

2015, Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings is an American writer. She is best known for her novel, The Descendants (2007), which was adapted into an award-winning film.

Kaui Hart Hemmings was born and raised in Hawaii. She attended Punahou School for high school, graduating in 1994. She attended Colorado College and graduated in 1998. She earned her M.F.A. at Sarah Lawrence College in 2002. She was one of Stanford's 2002 Stegner Fellows.

Her debut novel, The Descendants (2007), was published in 22 countries and was a New York Times bestseller. It was adapted into the 2011 film The Descendants, starring George Clooney and written by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash.

Hemmings had previously published a collection of her stories, House of Thieves. She has written two other novels for adults, The Possibilities (2014) and How to Party With an Infant (2016), and one for young readers, entitled Juniors (2015). In 2019, she published her novel Testimony from Your Perfect Girl.

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